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Sarah C. Larsen

Sarah Larsen

Sarah C. Larsen

Professor
Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School
DOE Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley, and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, 1992-1995
Ph.D., Harvard University, 1992
A.B., Bowdoin College, summa cum laude, 1986

Office of the Provost
University of Houston
Houston, Texas 77204-2012

Office: 102C - Ezekiel W Cullen
Phone: 713.743.7948
sclarsen@uh.edu

Research Interests

Our research is focused on the synthesis, characterization and environmental and health applications of porous nanomaterials, such as zeolites and mesoporous silica. Our approach is to systematically and strategically vary the zeolite and mesoporous silica properties such as particle size and surface functionalization in order to optimize their performance in various applications.  Recent projects have focused on adsorption of heavy metal contaminants, development of drug delivery materials, greener synthesis methods including mechanochemistry, and characterization of interactions of nanomaterials with environmental and biological systems.